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December 22, 2016

What is Cosmetology?

Cosmetology sounds and looks like a big word. However, it shouldn’t feel intimidating! To relieve confusion about what cosmetology is, we’re going to define it!

The Literal Definition

According to, cosmetology is defined as “the art or profession of applying cosmetics.”

Merriam-Webster says, “the cosmetic treatment of the skin, hair, and nails.”

Our Definition

While we agree with the way cosmetology is described by the two resources above, we believe that cosmetology and cosmetologists are much more than that!

“Cosmetology is the art of hair, skin, and nail care; an impressive skill.”

“Cosmetologists are artists, tradespeople, savvy businesswomen and men, social media powerhouses, and some of the most compassionate people you’ll ever meet!”

While our interpretation of the word “cosmetologist” might not apply to everyone in the field, it does describe the type of students we want at Moler!

A Cosmetology License

When you’re on the quest for the true definition of cosmetology, you may come up wit the question, “What is a cosmetology license, and how do I attain one?”

Each state requires a different amount of hours or a variety of other things to become qualified to sit for the state board exam, but here is what is required by the Ohio Board of Cosmetology to attain a Cosmetologist License as per

  • 1500 Hours or Hairstylist License + 300 Hours

As you can see, our cosmetology course can potentially prepare you to sit for the exam!

If you opt to go with our Cosmetology Combination Course, the following hours are required for a Managing Cosmetologist License according to

  • Cosmetology License + 300 Hours

Are you interested in becoming a cosmetologist or a managing cosmetologist? Check out our courses! Ready to get started? Contact us for more info!

Cincinnati campus

Moler-Hollywood Beauty Academy
6142 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, OH 45213

Fax: 513-621-1008
(513) 621-5262

Fairfield campus

Moler-Pickens Beauty Academy
5951-S Boymel Drive
Fairfield, OH 45014

Fax: 513-874-5102
(513) 874-5116